Members present by phone: Meeting conducted through Google Meet.
Call to order and approve agenda: Amy Falcon.
Review and Approval of Minutes: The minutes were approved.
Fiscal agent Financial Report: The financial report was not available for the meeting.
Agenda Item 1: Public Awareness: Amy led a discussion regarding renewing the advertising contracts for the new year. It was decided to order more hand sanitizers with our supply money.
Agenda Item 2: Membership: There are no new members at this time. Amy had recruitment packets available for task force members to take with them.
Agenda Item 3: Education: Nothing to report.
Agenda Item 4: Data Collection: Nothing to report.
Agenda Item 5: KDADS update: Juan reported the following from KDADS:
- The task forces and coalition have until June 30th to spend down their budgets as outlined in their action plans. Monies can be spent after this if they are invoiced by this date. Anything not spent by June 30th will go back to the state. The task forces and coalition are encouraged reach out to their respective specialist for support
- Registration is open to both the Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse as well as the National Conference on Problem Gambling. Early bird deadlines are on May 24th and 25th. The task forces would usually be able to send three people to the Midwest Conference. This year they can send more. They would also usually be able to send two people to the national conference. This year they can send three. Both conferences are virtual this year
- The task forces and coalition continue to have fiscal reporting due by the 10th of every month. They are encouraged to turn them in as close to this date as possible to ensure they are paid in a timely fashion
- Apps, Traps, and Roadmaps: Trends in Youth Gaming and Prevention Strategies will take place on Friday, May 14 from 9am-12pm. This event is sponsored by the Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling. The featured speaker will be Julie Hynes, Executive Director of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling and national prevention expert. There will be no cost to attend, but registration is required
- Sports betting legislation in Kansas did not move forward this legislative session. 28 states and 2 jurisdictions have passed. In 2020, twenty states took in $21.5 billion in sports wagering
- Contracts for FY22 are currently being worked on
- Responsible gaming week is September 19-25, 2021. The task force can work with the casino on promoting this.
Old Business: Amy led a discussion regarding the Midwest Conference as well as the National Conference. There are currently three people attending the Midwest Conference and we are able to register more. There are two people attending the National Conference and we can register one more.
New Business: Amy led a brief discussion about having a mini conference at some time this next year. Ideas for this will be discussed at the next task force meeting. The casino reported they are having their first big concert tomorrow night and expect to be busy.
Next Meeting Reminder: June 10, 2021
Time of Adjournment: 2:30 p.m.